Daily Report – 10/18/17

Top Stories
Here’s why travelers from 22 states could face conflict with domestic flights in 2018 – Fox13Memphis.com
The deadline is approaching for nearly two dozen states that have yet to update state IDs in compliance with the REAL ID Act, which was passed in 2005. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Private security mercenaries are now moving into Puerto Rico – New York Post
The situation is so bad in Puerto Rico that a private security firm formerly known as Blackwater has fielded several requests to send employees to the island – and there are already guards roaming around with long guns on the streets of San Juan. (read more)
Springfield May Mandate Surveillance Cameras At Late Night Businesses (Springfield, Mass.) – WAMC.org
The city of Springfield, Massachusetts may require all late-night businesses to have a police-approved security plan.  Family and friends of a man shot dead at a 24-hour gas station earlier this year applaud the proposal. (read more)
Campus Security
Gov. Scott wants to give Jewish schools $1 million for security. Other groups ask: Why not us? (Florida) – Miami Herald
Gov. Rick Scott wants to set aside $1 million for security at Jewish schools following a wave of threats against Jewish institutions in Florida and across the country. (read more)
Florida state of emergency declared for white nationalist speech at UF (Gainesville, Fla.)  – First Coast News
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. (read more)
Latest sexual assault near campus increases GVSU students’ concerns (Allendale, Mich.)  – WZZM13.com
The latest report of a sexual assault near Grand Valley State University has some students feeling uneasy. (read more)
DC police: ‘Nothing found’ after report of active shooter at Howard University (Washington, D.C.) – WJLA.com
DC police say they have cleared the scene at Howard University Tuesday afternoon after the report of a “potential shooter” prompted officers to storm the campus. (read more)
Security at Rogers High School increased (Toledo, Ohio) – WTOL.com
Rumors circulating a possible incident at Rogers High School last Wednesday will increase security at the high school starting October 18. (read more)
A closer look at football security (North Augusta, S.C.) – WRDW.com
A flare-up and a fist fight leave a community with questions. (read more)
Michigan State increasing police presence, security at campus events (East Lansing, Mich.) – WXYZ.com
Michigan State Police will be stepping up security efforts for campus events, including a no-bag policy for all events at indoor athletic facilities. (read more)
Transportation Security
Passengers leaving South Korea for US to face tighter screening from Oct 26 – Channel NewsAsia
Passengers leaving South Korea for the United States will be required to undergo stricter check-in screening from Oct 26, amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday (Oct 17). (read more)
TSA Announces New Procedures For Airport Security Checkpoint (Baltimore) – CBS Baltimore
After months of deliberation, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) announced that there will be a new checkpoint security process at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as part of new security measures being put in place in airports nationwide. (read more)
Cyber Security
Homeland Security tells federal agencies to secure email now! – CNET
How do you know if that email from the IRS is really from the federal agency? It’s not always easy to tell if something you get from a .gov address is the real deal or a scam. (read more)
With possible security review looming, NHL teams look at facial recognition software – TSN
The National Hockey League and some of its 31 teams are fielding pitches from companies offering to install high-definition cameras and facial recognition software in league arenas, TSN has learned. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Allentown police announce body camera program at town hall meeting (Allentown, Pa.) – The Morning Call
Starting next month, interactions with Allentown patrol officers will be recorded as the department launches its long-awaited body camera program. (read more)
Security Industry
Tripwire Survey: 72 Percent of security professionals say soft skills need has increased – SecurityInfoWatch
Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced the results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that looked at the need for soft skills in cybersecurity. The survey was conducted in July, and its respondents included 315 IT security professionals at companies with over 100 employees. (read more)

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